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green Spruce Nature Trail

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Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 135' 41 m
Descent: -115' -35 m
High: 725' 221 m
Low: 642' 196 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

One of the Hoh Visitor Center's easy interpretive trails.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly This trail's manageable distance, gentle grades, and stunning scenery make it a wonderful option for families with children.

Description

This short loop, similar to the Hall of Mosses Trail, offers a quick path through the lush Hoh rainforest. The Spruce Nature Trail sees slightly less elevation change over a longer distance than the Hall of Mosses Trail, making it an easier alternative.

Flora & Fauna

Mild winters, cool summers and up to 12 feet of annual precipitation produce the giant conifers that dominate this rain forest, one of the most spectacular examples of temperate rain forest in the world.

Big-leaf maple and vine maple host an abundance of epiphytes (plants growing upon other plants) that give the rain forest its characteristic look and ethereal quality. A plethora of mosses, ferns and plants compete for space on the forest floor; grazing elk keep the understory open. Dead and downed trees decay slowly and support new life. The eternal cycle of life and death is strikingly apparent in this magnificent forest community.

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May 14, 2019
Kelsey Eliason
1h 00m
May 11, 2019
Tarun Kumarc
1.2mi — 15h 54m
Nov 18, 2018
Mai Tran
Aug 4, 2018
Christina Brogdon
Jul 10, 2018
Raymond Tang
Jun 26, 2018
Matthew Tobias
Jun 14, 2018
Ryan Babcock
Did this, too! Amazing!
Jun 8, 2018
Pratyusha Tantravahi
Easy and meditative

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